A Guide to the AFSCME, Local 1303 Records, 1983

A Guide to the AFSCME, Local 1303 Records An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the AFSCME, Local 1303 Records
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Extent
One box of photocopies of newspaper clippings
Abstract
Photocopies of articles from different newspapers related to a strike by employees of the Milford Mental Health Clinic in 1983. The strikers were a part of AFSCME Local 1303, a labor union that represents public service workers throughout Connecticut, and the United States.
Call Number
1988.0060
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by James Brundage (August 2012)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], AFSCME, Local 1303 Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were donated in 1987 by representatives of Local 1303 at the Milford, Connecticut, Mental Health Clinic.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], AFSCME, Local 1303 Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • AFSCME.

Genre(s)

  • Photocopies

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut

Subject(s)

  • Mental health
  • Social workers
  • Strikes and lockouts

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History

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is a labor organization dedicated to serving public service employees. Founded in  Wisconson during the  Great Depression,  AFSCME has been active in organizing public service employees in the fields of nursing, corrections officers, EMT's, sanitation workers, and numerous other professions since 1932.  AFSCME Local 1303 is a chapter of the national union and represents roughly 9,000 workers throughout  Connecticut. A part of  AFSCME Council 4, local 1303 is headquartered in  New Britain, Connecticut.

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Scope and Content Note

The records consist of photocopies of newspaper articles from the period of July to September 1983. The articles focus on a strike by workers at the Milford Mental Health Clinic, a non-profit mental health clinic located in  Milford, Connecticut. The strike represented the first time a union had gone on strike at a non-profit mental health facility in the state, with the union having their demands met. The articles are organized chronologically and provide viewpoints of the strike from multiple press outlets.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, 1983 

Box

Photocopies of newspaper clippings about mental health workers strike, 1983 

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